Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks gets its own mobile game
iOS and Android app released ahead of the reunited comedy group’s London concerts later in the summer
Stuart Dredge, theguardian.com, Friday 27 June 2014
As Monty Python prepare for what may be their last-ever live stage shows in July, one of their most iconic sketches has been reborn as a mobile game.
Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks is the work of developer Boondoggle Studios, which has released it for Android, iPhone and iPad. Python member John Cleese, who starred in the original sketch, has lent his voice to the new app.
The game, which falls into the endless runner genre, involves walking through the streets of London collecting coins and power-ups, while avoiding pigeons and other obstacles. (…)
It is not the first official Monty Python app. 2012 saw the release of Python Bytes, a collection of 22 sketches from the first series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and The Holy Book of Days, an iPad app based on the Monty Python and the Holy Grail film.
“iPads are here, apps are here: there’s no way of being a Luddite any more! You have to go with the flow,” Python member Terry Gilliam told The Guardian in May 2012. Gilliam had previously worked on a CD-ROM game in the mid-1990s, as well as promoting console game Heavy Rain in 2012. (…)